Footpaths set for facelift after e50k funding boost

Work on pavement and kerb improvements on a part of the Lower Main Street area of Letterkenny will start over the next few weeks following the release of a 50,000 euro grant aid package to the Town Council.

Work on pavement and kerb improvements on a part of the Lower Main Street area of Letterkenny will start over the next few weeks following the release of a 50,000 euro grant aid package to the Town Council.

The work will consist of replacement of existing pavement and kerbs, initially commencing on the right hand side of the street down to the McGinley’s Bar junction with Fortwell. Finance permitting, similar work will be implemented on the left side from Greenes Store at the Market Square.

“While it won’t be of the nature of the upper part of Main Street it will nevertheless tie in with the improvements there and give it a more continuous look. This work will concentrate just on the footpaths,” revealed Letterkenny Chamber Chief Executive, Toni Forrester yesterday.

“We see it as a positive development for the town and particularly that part of it. There will be a little bit of disruption but we do not envisage the wholesale disruption that last year’s improvement works on the Main Street entailed.”

No such disruption is expected on the carriageway though some parking bays may not be able to be accessed during the works.

“While the Council and the contractor will call to see businesses we will also keep in touch with the Town Council and keep people informed on the exact starting dates, scheme of work, disruption and so forth,” added the Chamber C.E.

The work will be completed by the end of November.